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Gumaya Tower Hotel Semarang
Ranked #4 of 71 Hotels in Semarang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is my second stay in this hotel. This time I was staying for one night only for a wedding. In overall, I think this is a very nice hotel to stay in Semarang, the capital city of Central Java province. It has good facilities, decent buffet breakfast and good service from most of its staff.

I don't really know much about Semarang, but what I can say is the location is good. From my experience, it was less than 15 minutes by taxi to reach the charming old town of Semarang, less than 10 minutes to Simpang Lima (the city centre) and less than 30 minutes to reach the Candi highland to have a nice view of the city. So not too bad, isn't it?

Positives:
- Room is spacious and clean with big window to let natural light go through. The mattress is comfortable, with clean sheets and pillows.
- Clean bathroom with decent amenities & clean white towels; it has bath tub & standing shower. Water taps, shower and temperatures switch worked well.
- Electric kettle, minbar, fridge, study desk and complimentary high-speed internet access, but not wi-fi.
- It has swimming pool and a very good gym, but could be crowded in the evening as it also used by non-hotel-guest members.
- Staff are mostly very friendly and helpful. The hotel also put some security measures (e.g. vehicle security check and security scan on bags/backpack) so yeah, you feel safe inside, although Semarang is relatively much safer than Jakarta, for example. :-)
- If you need transportation, there are Blue Bird taxis standby near the hotel most of the time; or you can ask the concierge/security to get taxi for you. Easy!
- Breakfast was very good, just beyond my expectation for the price (included in the room price)! It has many variations of local & international choices and taste good.

Negatives:
- The hotel has a very nice spacious and air-conditioned lobby with many couches but too bad they allowed people to smoke in the lobby! What a shame!
- When I was there, there was a musical event held in the hotel that draw lot of people and the hotel parking space was fully occupied by these people's vehicles at that time. It created inconvenience as some hotel guests (who drive their own cars) were angry because they could not park their own cars inside the hotel.

In overall, I recommend this hotel for your stay in Semarang.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank andy_zu
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

The pool is just like an ordinary pool, but has a good gym, and don't forget bring portable acces point if you want own wifi in your room. Just go to your own ap ip and agree first then you can go fast, down: 4-5Mb up:8Mb

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank astagats
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed here twice in 6 days as a stopover on our way to and from Kura Kura resort. On the way out the hotel seemed empty and the staff were falling over themselves to help. The food was good and the room okay , the bathroom could have been cleaner. On the way back it almost seemed like a different place, it was busy which reflected a drop in service standards especially in the restaurant. The food was also not as good, we had to return our evening meal as it was cold and not cooked through - no allowance was made for this and only the most basic apology. The breakfast was good but again the service was not up to scratch, we had to work hard to get someone's attention when more tea was needed - we appeared invisible to the staff who were busy chatting. Again the room was okay but the bathroom was certainly not up to scratch as it was dusty and stained.
Overall we were left somewhat under awed after the 2nd visit,

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tony P
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

always love to stay at Gumaya Hotel Tower Semarang..
luxurious hotel,great rooms..and i really love the breakfast..breakfast at Gumaya Hotel was very nice with a lot of delicious food..

you should stay at this hotel when you are in Semarang!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank artrinomoto
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Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Great place to stay - super staff - lovely bar on roof top - rooms are spacious and comfortable - food was good and check in/ out was seamless. Good job by all staff

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank gregers1Indonesia
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

10 years since our last visit Semarang and it has changed quite a lot. While this hotel is located fairly close to the city "centre"' the amount of traffic means it takes an insane amount of time to drive anywhere, but that's not the hotel's fault! We travelled with our 2 young daughters and there was plenty of room for all of us. The bathroom was spacious and clean and it was great to have the Disney channel on tv. Great selection of other channels too which kept me entertained while the girls went shopping.
Service was exemplary - efficient and friendly. The only drawback was on the last night when the whole floor lost hot water for the evening but in that climate it wasn't too much of a big deal.
The kids loved the pool especially shallow enough not to be a concern but deep enough for them to splash about and have fun and also "separate" in a way from the main swimming area.
Can't comment to much on the hotel restaurant because we only had breakfast there but it certainly catered to even the fussiest eaters with a good blend of asian and western dishes.
Overall a good stay and not too expensive.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
Thank potosalinas
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Stayed there on a business trip. I think most reviews here have told it all : big, modern hotel, modern room, great breakfast, close to city center.

But what's remarkable for me is the very fast internet access. It's very hard to find a very fast internet access in Semarang, and this hotel had exceeding my expectation.

Well, this hotel's rate was really paid off.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Gumaya Tower Hotel Semarang

Address: Jl. Gajah Mada no. 59-61, Semarang 50133, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Semarang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Semarang
#2 Luxury Hotel in Semarang
#2 Business Hotel in Semarang
Price Range: $78 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gumaya Tower Hotel Semarang 4.5*
Number of rooms: 259
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm and welcoming the 259 luxurious rooms and suites at Gumaya Tower Hotel Semarang. With its concept of modern contemporary design and emphasis on grandeur, comfort and spaciousness, Gumaya Tower Hotel is a unique luxury hotel with the added benefit of being situated in center of Central Business District with overlooking the city view, mountain and harbour, making the hotel is one of Semarang's premier destinations. Modern Chinese cuisine serve in Noble Court Restaurant, western food and sparkling wine at Sky Line lounge on 17th floor as the fabulous dining place in town. Also refresh your day with our signature coffee latte, tea, home-made cake and pastries on Chatter Lounge and The Patisserie cake shop.We commited to provide the highest international standards with a wide range of service and facilities to suit the needs of business travellers and a conferences delegates. ... more   less 
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